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Telegram Agrees to Register Messaging App With Russia

The messaging app company will comply with Russia's registration mandate but not share confidential user data, founder says.

Facing pressure from the Russian government, Telegram today agreed to store information on its message app users on that country's servers, according to a Reuters report.

Although Telegram will now be listed as a distributor on a Russian government list, the company said it will not violate its user privacy and confidentiality policy when turning over basic company information, says Telegram's founder Pavel Durov in the Reuters report.

Russia has been pressuring Telegram to store its information on Russian servers, following terrorists' suicide bombings in which terrorists allegedly used the Telegram's app. Russia's communications agency threatened to block Telegram's messages if it did not comply, Reuters stated.

Read more about Telegram's decision here.

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